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How DUI Offenses From Other States Affect Your Administrative Driver’s License Hearing

Getting a DUI in a different state can affect your administrative driver’s license hearing, especially if you are trying to reinstate your license at a hearing in Chicago.

Arrested Out-of-State

If you are arrested out of your home state for drunk driving, your driver’s license suspension and revocation will most likely come back home with you. The Interstate Driver’s License Compact has been put into effect, which means the states communicate with each other, so an arrest in one state will still count against you in another state, and you still may be subject to a different state’s DUI license suspension laws. 

States and DUI Arrest Criteria

Congress has established the threshold BAC level at or above .08, meaning that if you have this amount of alcohol in your system while you’re driving, you are legally drunk and will be arrested for a DUI if pulled over. If you are considered drunk in the state of arrest, you’ll be considered drunk in your home state as well. However, the punishments for a DUI can differ between states, so where you are when you get a DUI will impact your hearing decision.

Administrative Driver’s License Hearing

If you’ve received a DUI in a different state, you will most likely have to return to that state to defend yourself against the charges. When your license is suspended or revoked in a different state, that state will inform your home state about your DUI conviction and license revocation. It’s recommended that you hire an attorney as they can help you through the process and make sure you have a fair hearing. 

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If you are charged with a DUI, no matter where you are when it happens, it can result in serious consequences. If you are an out-of-state driver who has received a DUI or if you’re looking to reinstate your license at a hearing in Chicago, make sure you consult with an experienced attorney before proceeding with your Administrative Driver’s License Hearing. 

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